Some people find they spend quite a lot of money each week commuting to and from the office or other workplace. Whether they use their own car or public transport there is a cost. If you work from home it is likely you will save money on transport.
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Public transport Where I live the cost of using public transport is higher at peak times which is when people are on their way to or from work. From 9.01am to 3pm weekdays there is a cheaper rate. Most employees have to be at work at 9am or earlier so they have to pay the higher rate.
The cost of using public transport can add up to a tidy sum over the week but it will probably be cheaper than buying fuel for the car or other vehicle.
Car The cost of fuel will vary depending on the type and size of vehicle you drive and what sort of fuel it uses. How far do you have to travel and are you constantly stopping and starting in traffic? It also depends on whether you can get a discount on fuel.
Sometimes the only way to get to work is by using your own vehicle. In some cases both partners in a couple need to have a vehicle for getting to and from work. Running a second car involves numerous expenses including registration, insurance and maintenance. If one partner works from home it may be possible to manage with one vehicle, a big saving.
Parking fees Some employees find parking fees chew up a scary amount of money each week on top of other costs. If you incur a parking fine along the way that's more money down the drain.
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Working at home If you work at home you may have very low transport costs if your work doesn't require you to deliver goods or travel to see clients. Jobs where all your work is done via the internet tend to have only occasional transport costs.
On the other hand you may have transport costs if you are picking up or delivering goods. If this is restricted to your local area the cost may be low. You may be able to charge the customer for the cost of delivery.
It depends on the circumstances but it is likely you will make a considerable saving on transport if you work at home.